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SCI's offshore vessel sinks at Bombay High, no casualties

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) An offshore support vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India sank in the ONGC fields at Bombay High here on Tuesday evening. There are no casualties, official sources said. The incident occurred when a pipe burst in the main engine room of the vessel, SCI RATNA, which was anchored at Bombay High, around 5.30 pm. As the vessel started going under water, ar...

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Yes Bank raises $400 mn through twin loans

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Leading Indian private lender Yes Bank said on Tuesday it was raising $400 million (Rs 2,600 crore) through two syndicated loans from Taiwan and Japan. The first loan of $250 million is from 17 Taiwanese banks and second (Samurai) loan of $150 million from 8 Japanese banks, said the bank in a statement here. The Mumbai-based bank has tied up a 5-year comm...

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Fukrey 2 preponed to Dec 8 amid Padmavati row

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Fukrey 2 was on Tuesday preponed to its original date of December 8 after Padmavati was removed from its December 1 release date. It was always meant to be December 8. Even our teaser said 8th. But we moved up as Padmavati was shifted to December 1 and we needed a 2-week gap. Now that there is no movie on December 1 we are going back to our original plan, Ritesh Sid...

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IPL GC buys time to finalise roadmap

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday said the Governing Council will take a fortnight to finalise the roadmap for the next edition of the cash-rich league but refrained from revealing any information on a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here. The meeting went off very well. Actually the whole idea was to invite ...

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India Inc's M&A deal value dips 55% in July-Sep

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India Inc's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity slowed by almost 55 per cent to $6.2 billion during the July-September quarter of 2017 (3Q17), a report said on Tuesday. Ernst & Young's recently released Transactions Quarterly Report revealed that while the volume increased to 252 deals in 3Q17 from 234 deals in 3Q16, the cumulative disclosed deal value f...

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Extortion case: Charge-sheet filed against Iqbal Kaskar, Chhota Shakeel

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday filed its charge-sheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, in the extortion case of a Thane builder, an official said here. The charge-sheet has also named another fugitive mafia operative Chhota Shakeel and other known or unknown gangsters, besides other co-accused Israr Jamil Sayyed, Mumt...

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I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of Padmavati, on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali 200 per cent amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content. I am 200 percent with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Given that it is very sensitive time right now, I have been specifically ...

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I like accepting challenges: Ulka Gupta

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta, known for her roles in mythological and historical shows like Jhansi Ki Rani, Veer Shivaji and Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, says she likes accepting challenges. From Rani Laxmibai to Goddess Parvati, nothing came easy, the roles were equally challenging. But I like accepting challenges and giving my best shot in each performance, Ulka said in a statem...

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Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one. The figures were revealed on the eve of the 45th National Convention of Company Secretaries to be held over three days here starting on Wednesday. The meeting will discuss on what should be the vision for 'New Corporate India'.<...

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Aditya Chopra the only person I don't lie to: Karan Johar

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been in the industry for around two decades, says the only person he doesn't lie to is filmmaker Aditya Chopra. On audio and music streaming service Saavn's audio show Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev, Karan spoke at length about his career, his choices and the ups and downs of his life, read a statement. Aditya Chopra and I have...

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Healthcare stocks, strong rupee lift equity indices

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a higher note due to strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, as well as a strong rupee. According to market observers, some gains were capped as investors booked profits in banking and realty stock...

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Manushi follows holistic beauty regime, says skincare expert

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is a hardworking girl and diligently follows a holistic beauty regime, says Amit Karkhanis, her official skincare expert. Manushi is hardworking, and being a medical student she understands her body extremely well, and realises that beauty requires a holistic approach and a diligent regimen. She inherits a lot of her beauty from her ...

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Proud of Sanal for believing in 'S Durga': Apurva Asrani

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani on Tuesday said he is proud that filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan believed in his movie S Durga and fought for justice in having it screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). A single bench of the Kerala High Court has directed that the Malayalam film S Durga be screened at the ongoing movie gala in Goa.

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RIL raises $800 mn through 10-year bonds at lowest rate

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday said it has raised $800 million by selling 10-year bonds in the first offering since Moody's last week raised India's sovereign rating after 14 years. According to a Mukesh Ambani-led RIL release here, the bonds, priced at 3.66 per cent, were the lowest coupon ever achieved by an Indian corporate for a 10-year issuance, the ...

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State Street opens centre of excellence in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, on Tuesday announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Hyderabad and expanding its facility in Bengaluru. It currently has 2,800 employees in India based in offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Over the next 12 months, the co...

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Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed. We have planned to switch all trains to be electric-driven in the next five years, Goyal said, addressing the National Executive Council members ...

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Saqib working with Salman's trainer for 'Race 3'

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he is training with superstar Salman Khan's trainer Rakesh Udiyar for his upcoming film Race 3. Saqib has gone through a transformation in terms of his physique for the film, which also stars Salman Khan, Bobby Deol and Jacqueline Fernandez. 'Race' is very close to my heart and to get in shape for it has been my priority. Four months ...

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SBI biggest bank by volume of SMSes: Report

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) is the biggest bank by volume of SMSes, with 30 per cent of Truecaller users using it, followed by HDFC at 14 per cent and ICICI at 13 percent, a new report claimed on Tuesday. According to the Truecaller Insights' report, Axis Bank at 9 per cent and ING Vysya at 8 per cent are at fourth and fifth places respectively. Global...

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Equity indices close higher, healthcare stocks boost sentiments

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed on a higher note with strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin. According to market observers, the key indices discarded the previous day's lacklustre performance to trade with substantial gains although some gains were capped as investors booked...

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Oscar winner wants India to ban elephant rides

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Moved by a photograph showing an Indian elephant and her baby desperately trying to outrun flaming projectiles being thrown at them by a mob, Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston has urged India's tourism ministry to ban elephant rides. Huston has sent a letter to the tourism ministry on behalf of animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment ...

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